Throughout the entire week I tell myself and all of my peers that I’m going to take it easy during the coming weekend. I need to stay focused on my schoolwork and organized with due dates and deadlines. However, Thursday night comes around and I find myself at Sharkey’s with some of my friends, once again. I don’t even end up spending a lot of money or drinking a ton but I just don’t want to miss out on any fun. This is a common misconception.
Radford is a relatively small town where mainly the same people all hang out with one another and do similar things
each weekend. Missing one night out or even a couple nights out one weekend is not going to kill you or make you miss out on anything new. Chances are, people will be doing exactly what they did last weekend and exactly what they will be doing next weekend.
If you’re tired or just need to have some downtime and catch up on your sleep and relaxation, then it’s okay to say no to going out with your friends. They may joke or tease you for staying in or tell you that you’re going to miss out on fun but it’s mainly all a charade to get you to come out and try to have a good time with everyone. You have been out plenty of times I’m sure and can afford to miss a night out with your friends you see every day.
I tried to go out one night with my friends even when I didn’t want to and I knew I wouldn’t enjoy myself and I was right. I didn’t enjoy myself and not because of my friends or the people I was around but because I simply didn’t want to be there. I wanted to be in my bed watching Netflix, falling asleep at 11, and waking up without a hangover.
Catch up on some sleep or your show you haven’t had the chance to binge-watch for a while and take a night to yourself instead of rallying and going out with everyone every single time you’re asked. The world will not stop moving and you won’t miss out on as much as you are afraid of.